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    John Osborne: Plays 3: Luther, WITH A Patriot for Me, AND Inadmissible Evidence v. 3: Luther, A Patriot for Me, and Inadmissible Evidence (Contemporary Classics) (Paperback) By (author) John Osborne, Introduction by Helen Osborne

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    DescriptionThis third collection of John Osborne's dramatic work includes three classic plays for the stage which confirm his reputation as one of the greatest British playwrights of the twentieth century. A Patriot for Me 'It is a landmark play in its open treatment of homosexuality and in the breadth of its historical canvas...few post-war plays have dealt so brilliantly with the way the individual, in rejecting the ethos of his society, also uncannily reflects it.' Guardian Luther 'The language is urgent and sinewy, packed with images that derive from bone, blood and marrow; the prose, especially in Luther's sermons, throbs with a rhetorical zeal that has not been heard in English historical drama since the seventeenth century.' Kenneth Tynan Inadmissible Evidence 'This is a work of stunning and intemperate power, a great bellow of rage and pain...there is a self-lacerating honesty about his writing that few other playwrights have come close to matching.' Daily Telegraph


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    Title
    John Osborne: Plays 3: Luther, WITH A Patriot for Me, AND Inadmissible Evidence v. 3
    Subtitle
    Luther, A Patriot for Me, and Inadmissible Evidence
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Osborne, Introduction by Helen Osborne
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571178476
    ISBN 10: 0571178472
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    DC21: 822.914
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T General Subject: 630
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 91
    BISAC V2.8: DRA003000
    Thema V1.0: DD
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    Faber & Faber Plays
    Publication date
    01 May 1998
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Osborne was born in London in 1929. Before becoming a playwright he worked as a journalist, assistant stage manager and repertory theatre actor. Seeing an advertisement for new plays in The Stage in 1956, Osborne submitted Look Back in Anger. Not only was the play produced, but it was to become considered as the turning point in post-war British theatre. Osborne's protagonist, Jimmy Porter, captured the rebelliousness of an entire post-war generation of 'angry young men'. His other plays include The Entertainer (1957), Luther (1961), Inadmissible Evidence (1964), and A Patriot for Me (1966). He also wrote two volumes of autobiography, A Better Class of Person (1981) and Almost a Gentleman (1991) published together as Looking Back: Never Explain, Never Apologise. His last play, Deja Vu (1991), returns to the characters of Look Back in Anger, over thirty years later. Both Look Back in Anger and The Entertainer were adapted for film, and in 1963 Osborne won an Academy Award for his screenplay for Tom Jones. John Osborne died on 24 December 1994.